Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

risk level
Based on 51 votes
by year 2032
or $24.34 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

99% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

76% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 99% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks' job openings is expected to rise 5.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks' was $50,630, or $24 per hour

'Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks' were paid 9.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 389,920 people employed as 'Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks' within the United States.

This represents around 0.26% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 379 people are employed as 'Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks'.

Job description

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

SOC Code: 43-5061.00


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Bipin (Moderate) says
The Word Clerk is more significant for this rating. Although I am Construction project management professional work as a Planning manager in construction field and I found its dementing job in this field right now. This field will evolve later but its sure that the expert level of planner will be always in demand.
Oct 02, 2023 at 04:07 PM
Piedmont Jim says
Production Controller here.
To be fair, I've been programming automation for myself already, so...
Jul 08, 2021 at 07:28 PM

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